Archive of News (2010)

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9/11 hero’s widow wants Congress to pass the Zadroga 9/11 health bill before end of the year

Magda Ryan wants Congress to think about her last Christmas while they ponder whether to head home and celebrate this year – or stay to pass the 9/11 health bill.
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Not Backing Down: Coburn Outlines Opposition to 9/11 Bill, Could Keep Senate In Session Through Christmas

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: In the face of mounting criticism about his opposition to the 9/11 bill, is Sen. Tom Coburn backing down? Not exactly. The Oklahoma Republican just posted a seven-page document on his website outlining why he opposes it. “The United States of America does have an obligation to provide for those devastated by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It is not unpatriotic, however, to express concerns with the specific approach” of the bill,” he said. Continue reading

Jon Stewart better advocate for Zadroga than Obama, says Rep., asking Pres to step up for 9/11 bill

As Ground Zero responders demanded the President push harder on the Zadroga health bill, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs seemed to pawn that job off on “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. Continue reading

An Unpaid Debt

Anyone who was in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, remembers how the ash, paper and dust of the collapsing towers blew across Lower Manhattan. For days afterward, there was that peculiar smell — of burned paper and chemicals and death. That was the air that filled the lungs of tens of thousands of firefighters, police officers, nurses, paramedics, soldiers and civilian volunteers who toiled for months to uncover the dead. Continue reading

After helping at Ground Zero, 2 ill firefighters left out of settlement

Arthur Noonan was one of a dozen Chicago Fire Department members who volunteered to help in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Continue reading

Bloomberg urges passage of 9/11 health bill

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined lawmakers, police and fire officials on Monday in urging U.S. Senate passage of a health care bill benefiting September 11 rescue workers. Continue reading

“Christmas Miracle” Close For 9/11 Health Bill

Chuck Schumer held a press conference Sunday afternoon to discuss updates, changes, and hope for the 9/11 Health Bill, which was blocked last week in the Senate. Continue reading

Kirsten Gillibrand: 9/11 Health Bill has Votes to Pass

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said on CBS’ “The Early Show” Monday morning that a bill to provide health care for first responders to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has the votes to pass thanks in part to a decision to reduce the cost of the bill from $7.4 billion to $6.2 billion. Continue reading

MEDIA DECODER; A Comedian Takes a Stand

Jon Stewart, the host of the channel’s ”The Daily Show,” was outraged last week about Republican efforts to block a bill that would provide more medical care to first responders to the World Trade Center terrorist attack in 2001. He called the Republican filibuster ”an outrageous abdication of our responsibility to those who were most heroic on 9/11.” Continue reading

9/11 Health Bill Wins Support From G.O.P.

Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand said Saturday that she and other sponsors of a stalled 9/11 health bill had won new Republican support for the measure and intended to try again to pass it before the end of the 111th Congress. Continue reading